Vacancy for Electrical & Computer Engineers in POSOCO through GATE 2018

The Power System Operation Corporation has issued advertisement for the young, dynamic bright Computer Science & Electrical Engineers for the post of the Executive Trainee (ET) in the IDA pay scale of 24900-50500.

Earlier POSOCO was a subsidiary company under Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. The company came into existence in March 2010.

Now it is an independent Govt Company under Ministry of Power Government of India. It is also known as National Load dispatch center. It is responsible for the overall Electrical Grid system in a decent, efficient and protected manner.

Apply Online date Important Information

Start Date of Online Application28 May 2018
Last Date of Application17 June 2018
Application Fee for Gen/OBCRs 500/-
Fee for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Serviceman/Departmental CandidatesNil
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Number of Vacancy

The category and branch wise vacant position for the post of Executive Trainees is shown in the table.


Age Limit

The maximum age limit for the candidate is 28 years as on 31.07.2018.

The relaxation will be there to a candidate belonging to the reserved categories.

GATE Paper Code & Education Qualification

The candidate must be a Graduate in Electrical OR Computer Science Engineering with minimum 65% marks. The GATE 2018 paper code and equivalent eligible streams list is shown in the table.

Post NameGATE 2018 Paper CodeEligible DisciplineCourse & Marks
ET (Electrical)Electrical Engineering (EE)Electrical/ Electrical (Power)/ Electrical and Electronics/ Power Systems Engineering/
Power Engineering (Electrical)
Full Time B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Sc (Engg.) from recognized University/ Institute
Minimum 65% or Equivalent CGPA
ET (Computer)Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)Computer Science/ Computer Engg./ Information Technology

The final year appearing students are also eligible for the recruitment in the Power System Corporation Limited, provided that their result must declare before 14.08.2018.

 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure is like like any other Government Company. The candidate will be shortlisted on the basis of their GATE 2018 marks. They will be called for Group Discussion and Interview round.

The group discussion is not having any cutoff criteria. However, a candidate must secure at least 40% in the Interview section. The cutoff criteria for OBC(NCL)/SC/ST candidates is 30%.

The following table represents the weightage marks for each round to get selected in POSOCO.

EventWeightage Marks
GATE 2018 Score85%
Group Discussion3%
Personal Interview12%

From the above table, it is evident that the candidate having a Good scorecard will have high chance to get selected as an executive trainee.

On the basis of GATE 2018 marks & performance in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview, a category wise merit list will be prepared.

The top candidate as per company’s requirements will get offer letters from POSOCO. They have to appear in the medical fitness test. That is very general in nature.

POSOCO Executive Trainee Salary

The successful candidate will have to undergo the one-year training. During the training period, they will get the package of 8.6 Lakh per annum.

After successful completion of training, the candidate will be appointed as Engineer in the Power System Operation Corporation in the pay scale of 24900-50500. The below table displays the salary breakup of newly recruited Executives.

ComponentAmount in Rs
Initial Basic Pay24900
HRA (30% for Metro city)7470
Total Gross Salary in Rs83033

As per official advertisement, the executive engineer will get total salary package of 15.00 Lakh per annum.

The above pay is due for revision from 01.01.2017. You can check the 3rd PRC Revised Pay scales for the executives of PSUs.

Bond Period

Bond period amount for Gen/OBC(NCL):  Rs 1,00,000/-

SC/ST/PwD: 50,000

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